childbirth

How Doulas Can Help Improve Birth Outcomes for Communities of Color

When a person who’s giving birth works with a doula, the outcome of the birth is more likely to be a good one, research has repeatedly shown. But communities of color, who have higher maternal mortality rates in the U.S., often don’t have access to this type of pregnancy support. NBCLX storyteller Jalyn Henderson explains why doulas are important and the efforts to make them more accessible to families in need.